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‘Tis a vintage Chanel season

November 28th, 2014

It’s been awhile since we’ve given you a glimpse into our vintage Chanel department. We figured no better time than the ‘present’ as most of us are trying to figure out what to give to those special ladies in our lives. Here are our suggestions and as always, please contact us for more details.

 

Chanel 1981 topaz chicklet sautoir, measures (a flappin’) 62″ total length.

Chanel 1990′s silk chiffon jewel print wrap/scarf. Measures 54²”. Sold

Chanel 1990′s deep chocolate brown quilted lambskin vanity/purse. Measures 6½” x 6″ x 8½”.

Chanel 1990′s brown caviar leather vanity/purse. Measures 5¾” x 5″ x 7″.

Chanel 1990′s black lambskin vanity/purse as-is. Meausures 6″ x 5″ x 6½”.

 

Birger’s blue bahhhhhh

November 28th, 2014

Want to be snuggly warm this winter without having to look conservative? Well have we got a fun and fab fur for you! Laugh in winter’s face while kicking up your heels in this 1997 Birger Christensen sky  blue mongolian lamb fur coat. Linda Evangelista looks like she had a lot of fun modeling it back then, and we think you will as well this season. Size medium. Please contact us for more details.

On display

November 27th, 2014

Lusting for some more lace in your life? One can never have too much, especially if it is Chantilly. It is the ultimate feminine fabric.

All of our display dresses this week do have sleeves but we’ve pinned them back. The option is yours, if you like them better sleeveless just have them removed-easy peasy.

The centre midriff gown is by none other than Oscar (RIP), hailing from the 1990′s and is a new arrival for us here at The Meow. Ms. Right is also wearing a 1990′s piece from Bill Blass, and the left features a 1970′s french (sans label) couture mini.

Could one of these beauties be your next holiday party dress?

 

On display

November 20th, 2014

Lately,  many future brides have been visiting us looking for a special wedding dress that isn’t cookie cutter. So this window is devoted to all of you future Mrs’s out there. Winter, summer or  anywhere in between we have many cocktail dresses, gowns, wraps, stoles, sparkly boleros and jackets for you to see. Already have your wedding dress? Why not stop in to peruse our vintage costume jewellery selection to give your special day a ‘something old?’ We are your one stop alternative bridal shop.

On display

November 14th, 2014

For the past two weeks the window has been featuring mostly contemporary designers. This week we are taking it back to our old school vintage ways.

We often field the question; How old does an item have to be, to be considered vintage?  The general consensus for clothing is anything 20+ years.  To which our ego then kicks in and refuses to listen to this because if you’re like us you don’t want to think of yourself as, dare we say it, “vintage”. *Gasp* So for safety’s sake let us set the turning point to 1980, shall we? We can all sleep soundly now.

Oh, and we will let you know when we have located the fountain of youth.

On display

November 6th, 2014

We have some new friends that we would like to introduce you to. You, this is Oscar on the left, Marchesa in the middle and YSL & their partner Blumarine on the right. They are fabulously fun to go out with, you should take them for a spin one night and introduce them to your friends.

On display

October 30th, 2014

Well it looks as though King Midas himself has given our display window his magic golden touch.

So with so many black & white tie events coming up this season, what will you be wearing? We’ve had many ladies through lately stating that they already have an outfit as a back up, but yet they’re looking for something else. To which we emphasize; you may have that dress in your closet, but how great will you feel in it? Don’t you want to glow? Let us find the perfect dress for you to wear, don’t let that dress wear you.

On display

October 23rd, 2014

This time ’round we are all about being slick and shiny. So break out the hair gloss and patent shoes because you’re set to go with one of these 3 looks.

Just to keep you all in the loop of what’s shakin’ around here…. We have decided to change up our weekly email format. If you were a subscriber to our blog, you would have received a re-subscription email from us on Monday. This is to ensure that we are in accordance with the new anti-spam law that is now in Canada. We have also done this so that our blog AND shop news get delivered to your inbox in a much prettier layout that is guaranteed to tantalize your eyeballs. Let us know what you think.

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On display

October 16th, 2014

You can never go wrong in navy, it’s the next best neutral to black in our opinion. It’s also one of the most difficult colours to find out there in the retail world for some reason.

Colours aside, how to die for is that centre Chanel suit? Well you’ll be beyond after knowing that it is an original design from Mlle. Coco Chanel herself! That’s right folks, this beauty is a numbered couture peice dating from the 1960′s. The skirt has been altered into a mini (we know-so sacrilege) but it does make it much more contemporary and wearable. Most importantly,  the jacket is 100% original and stunning. It’s been awhile since we’ve had one of Mlle’s originals, but well worth the wait.

Our window also features a runway 1980′s Moschino necklace paired with a contemporary Louis Vuitton brocade, lace & tulle dress to the left. The matching LV jacket has been featured on the right mannequin overtop a silk bubble hem dress with corseted bodice. All clothing items are a size 4.

On display

October 9th, 2014

Back to black and we are super excited about the dress on the right…. She hails from the early 1960′s and is one of the first creations from the house of MISSONI!!! And, and, and it’s brand new with it’s original tags! (Totally geeked out over this peice when it arrived.) We feel so blessed that the vintage gods have rewarded us with one of their holy angels. We should also note the 1970′s Dior couture velvet jacket in the middle- lined in silk and serial numbered.